Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A little dose of us.

It was nap time and Zach was the first one up. I was cleaning and he wanted to help. Must have been the way that the sun poked out from behind the week of clouds, or the fact that it was comfortably quiet and nice to be in a room with my first born...just us...again. But I looked over at him, perched on his chair washing dishes at the sink, and my heart surged. Such a great age, he's such a kind-hearted boy. I asked if I could snap his picture when he was done, and darn it, I forgot to turn down the ISO, but I love this one. It's his natural smile, his just woke up sleepy face. Oh my, he will always be my little boy.
Let's switch gears.
I can't make this stuff up.
Last week Zach and Lily came running and screaming into my room,
"Lily just peed a Bambi!" they exclaimed.
"WHaT are you talking about?" I said.
"She peed a Bambi, come here, come here!"
And as I followed them down the hall I mentioned that we didn't even HAVE any Bambi toys.
But sure enough, as I got to their room, there was the pee spot, the perfect little Bambi with four legs, and even a head with small ears. I just stood in the doorway stifling giggles as they jumped around the masterpiece. I told David about it later, and the first thing he said was, "Did you take a picture!?"
Well, um, no. I was too busy cleaning it up.
So he will be excited tonight.
Because it happened again.
Except this time they yelled,
"She peed a turtle!"

And sure enough.
She did.

You know, Lily got an art easel for Christmas because we noticed she loved to draw and color, and seemed to exhibit lots of skill for her age. Little did I know her artful soul would choose to manifest itself in this way.

I'm all for encouraging your children's natural talents, I just hope she decides to change her medium soon.
Real soon.


A said...

So funny!! I laughed out loud about the bambie and turtle :)

Maria said...

Thanks for a good laugh!! They remind me so much of Isaac and Abby, I just adore the way they interact, even though one's a boy and one's a girl. Their relationship is just priceless and I'm sure you feel the same way! Miss you guys!

Lisa said...

Oh. my. gosh. I laughed right out loud. That is so funny (cause it wasn't me who had to clean it up.)

Nicole said...

HA! that's awesome... for your carpet's sake, i hope she changes mediums soon also :)

Whit said...

I keep coming back to read this post because it is SO funny! Thanks for making me giggle out loud in the libary, resulting in a few dirty looks :)
Love it!

Jill Revell said...

haha...that is seriously funny! oh kids are great!

meg said...

You must be so proud! I'm SO glad you took a picture so you can add it to "the album to show to boyfriends" - you know the one, the one with the bathtub pictures.

Erin S said...

Oh my! That is hilarious! What a funny girl!

Lora said...

oh man your kids! I love it!

just for kicks you should see if it's a family talent-make it a family night! (yuck-pretend I didn't say that) ;)

Christy said...

first of all, does zach really still take naps?!? holy cow that's awesome. sophie is already fighting it like no other. and way to have a sense of humor about the pee! those kids!

Isaura said...

ahhh i love that turtle!!! i so wish you could have captured bambi.
your children are so sweet. i love how your little man is so eager to help you. what sweetness.

Tiffany said...

I love your posts! Your kids are so dang cute and creative. I love hearing what they say. And you do such a good job documenting it.